With the COVID-19 pandemic causing people to stay at home out of a sense of public responsibility, artists are having to cancel shows worldwide. How are live-streaming platforms filling the void, and could digital behaviours during the crisis create long-term changes in how people consume music?
Once perceived as an anti-social pursuit, gaming now offers people a way to connect with peers around the world through streaming, forums, and social media. How do these diverse communities go beyond gameplay to support individuals in their search for escapism and creative expression?
Netflix and chill may constitute the modern date night, but what do Americans really think about streaming services? As online content and streaming platforms become the norm, Canvas8 polled 2,182 Americans and spoke to eight people to discover what they do and don’t like about streaming services.
With digital channels offering them increased access to their heroes, casual supporters and ‘stans’ alike are embracing novel ways of showing their devotion to celebs and sports teams. How are these passionate individuals forging new cultural tribes and changing expectations of fan interactions?
Will Disney+ steal Netflix’s throne? How do water-cooler moments impact platform choices? Are podcasts a threat to radio? And will shorter content reshape streaming habits? In this part of the 2020 Expert Outlook, we speak to four experts about how people are being informed and entertained.